Questions tagged [software-industry]

Questions with this tag should be specific to the Software Industry, or to workplace elements commonly associated with said industry. The Software Industry deals with the creation, maintenance, and distribution of software. In addition, the creation of any associated training/documentation, as well as any consulting work, is included under the auspices of Software Industry.

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Is Google Associate Android Developer Certification Enough For Work Visa To Prove The Qualification

My question is specifically for Germany, but in case you know the procedures of other EU countries or Canada and you can answer to this question for those countries you're welcome to share your ...
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I've fallen behind on skills growth; how do I recover before I find myself unemployable? [closed]

Summary: I took my current job ten years ago and learned on the job. I lack a formal background and haven't been able to grow new, modern skills -- my job is more focused on getting the current task ...
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My manager goes through my old and incomplete scripts and critiques them - is this valid? [closed]

My manager will call me into his office about once every week or two and have one of my scripts I wrote just for myself, or started and didn't end up finishing or using, up on his emacs. He'll go over ...
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Is it OK to contact a company asking for the closing date of a position?

Main Question I am looking at a job opening that has been open for a number of weeks. There is no closing date listed on any of this company's job listings. Is it OK to contact such a company and ask ...
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Creating Opportunities

I work in a great company that I have been with for almost a year, unfortunately, although things are going great in my current role, I have no room for growth currently. The field I am interested ...
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Senior software developer [closed]

There is a senior software developer that I'm really not sure how he got there. But the style of coding is very bad. For example he has this scattered all over the project. public boolean myMethod() ...
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How to deal with a team lead who never gives me credit? [duplicate]

I am working as a software developer in a company for about one year. I have a team lead who is always bragging about himself, never or seldom gives credit to other people or values their work or ...
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Is a 996 work schedule legal in the US?

The company I work for insinuated that they were going to require a 996 (9am-9pm, 6 days a week) work schedule. We'd probably be paid for all the hours worked. I'm curious if requiring that schedule ...
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What is the difference between constructive criticism and meddling?

I work for a fintech startup. The programmers in the team are split between "the engineering team" that implements business logic and "the data science team" that implements algorithms to make ...
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How to manage lack of specs for QA department?

I work at a small company as a web developer. There are 10 developers and 2 QA personel. There are no product owners or project managers. There is one analyst and the CPO. The CPO is quite busy as he'...
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Is it ok to offer lower paid work as a trial period before negotiating for a full-time job?

I am currently employed as a TA (statistics related) at a university until September, but I'm looking to transition into industry. I am looking to work in software development or data science. I ...
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Applying for computer science internships, using email with .dev ending [duplicate]

Google Domains recently released the .dev domain extension and I was able to register jdoe.dev (example). Would putting john@jdoe.dev on a resume be a bad idea or potentially too confusing? My fear ...
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How to deal with legacy software and split opinion?

I realize there is a pattern, when the engineering team/department has legacy software in their portfolio and managers (usually non-technical but not necessarily) declare the software as good. On the ...
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Salary employee (software developer) held personally liable for client's data loss or exposure (GDPR)

I'm working as full time software developer at relatively small IT company (around 15 employees) which itself is a part of larger group of small to mid sized companies. In preparation for EU's new ...
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Is it appropriate to slightly change the name of my degree?

If I have a "BS in Software Development", would it be okay to change the name to "BS in Software Engineering" on my resume? Could it negatively impact background checks or education verification if ...
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Should I have been more open about my disagreement with my boss in this scenario?

We recently had a bad software release for a particular customer. I think the problem is that Bob, the QA engineer, isn't doing testing. I think he is shirking at work. I have privately shared my ...
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How to save a stagnant career

My situation is: I work with software development in Brazil. I failed to keep up with the technology and stagnated. Now I'm in a dead-end job in a horrible company, hating every minute there. The pay ...
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Should I negotiate an increase after being skipped on this years raise cycle?

This is my first time asking on stack, so I appreciate any help. Here's my situation: I was hired as junior software engineer right out of college, where I was basically on a 1 year trial period in ...
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Can TVöD table in Germany be used as comparison for salary negotiation?

The TVöD table is used only for state jobs, as far as I understand. Can this table be used as reference for realistic salary expectations (as a Software Developer) or is it way too high or way too low ...
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Requesting to work remotely during my coop [closed]

I accepted a +6 months paid internship offer 600km away from School I am a student and the timeline between the end of the semester and the beginning of the semester is too short for me to find a ...
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App startup founder wants my help to solve urgent software engineering problem affecting considerable percent of users - says will give a token sum [closed]

App startup founder wants my help to solve urgent software engineering problem that affects a considerable percentage of users - Says will give a token sum. It is a problem that the founder's in-...
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How to handle the blamed situation? [closed]

I have been working in a corporate company for 1.5 years. I have given my good work, completing the tasks at the correct time. Since last month, I have been working in project,with a Team Lead and a ...
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How can I deal with my CEO asking me to hire someone with a higher salary than me, a co-founder? [closed]

I'm the technical co-founder/CTO of a B2B startup. I created the product, our design, etc 6 years ago. Our board hired a CEO 4 years ago and they've been trying to get VC funding since they joined. ...
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“Keep 75% of your hourly cost”

I went to an interview with a software consulting firm, and found out from their website that they offer the possibility of the employee keeping 65-75% (grows with years of employment) of the cost to ...
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How should I address a recruiter using the wrong name?

A recruiter emailed me today with a quick update about finalizing my offer. My friend is in the same process and received the same email. Unfortunately, the recruiter did not bother to change the ...
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A coworker distracts me too often

I am a software developer. I work in a relatively small company (30/40 people) and we are all in the same open space. I am the lead of the iOS team, and I have a problem with the lead of the Android ...
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Is it appropriate ask for a raise three months after getting hired?

I am a fresh graduate and I got hired for a testing position. On the job advertisement, the starting salary was 850€. Three months later the advertisement now says that the starting salary is 1000€ on ...
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How to deal with microaggressions from senior employees in a new workplace in London?

I came across the term 'microaggression' during the HR session of my current company's new recruit on-boarding, and I think I am facing this behaviour in my current team. I would like to know the best ...
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How will losing mobility of one hand affect my career as a programmer?

The effects of a genetic disorder started affecting one of my hands. Now it's barely visible and only causes mild discomfort and a slight loss of agility, but upon reaching its final stage my hand ...
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How to say to my boss that our new sysadmin is a disaster at work?

I really hate to judge people, but the new sysadmin that was hired by the company that I work is really bad at work. When my boss hired him, he already knew that this new guy didn't know too much ...
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Colleague pretend to need a review, but want me to do all the work

I am a senior software engineer working in a department with two teams: One team (model team) is responsible for the creation of forecasting models. The other team (my team) is responsible for the ...
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Will the technology I first learn determine the direction of my future career?

I am a web developer on my first year of experience. My company works with technologies that are very uncommon in my country (e.g. ruby&ruby on rails). My fear is that acquiring experience in ...
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Recover from management getting the impression that I'm haughty

I work for a company that makes a software product. This is my first real job. I started out on a team with a bit of a bad rep in the rest of the company. At first, I thought it was because of the, as ...
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Last interview and lunch with team tomorrow - what to expect?

I've passed three interviews so far, two technical and one with HR. They told me to come by tomorrow for a 1.5 hour interview with the CTO and then meet the team and have lunch with them. Got any ...
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When to inform my manager that I want to leave in one year from now? [duplicate]

I have been working in this company for the past 3 years. This is my first job, I started it as an intern while I was studying for faculty. I was then hired as Software Junior, and this year I was ...
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Did I make a mistake by ccing email to boss to others?

I am a new (3 months) software developer in a smallish software company (10 people). I've been given a new project which has complex and poorly documented requirements, and I've been asked to speak to ...
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What can I do if I am asked to learn different programming languages very frequently?

I am a software developer and I know languages like Java, JavaScript. A few days ago my project manager asked to learn some other language to work on services related to those language. It took me few ...
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I'm no longer enjoying my work. How can I revamp?

In September 2019, I will complete 5 years in the Software Engineering industry. Prior to this, I completed lots of personal projects during my undergrad days. I have lived with the code for the last ...
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Can a team function properly without a clear leader?

I work for a large software company and our division has created a newly formed team, and at the moment we all report directly to the VP. The VP has other responsibilities, so this team is just one ...
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Not being delegated enough work, compared to colleague

I've been at my full-time position (software developer) for almost an year now, as a college hire. I started at the same time with another college hire, with the same title. Naturally, we both ...
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Rejected in the fourth interview round, citing insufficient years of experience [closed]

I have been interviewing with a very prominent software company, having completed one HR and two technical rounds (one with the team's manager) before. In the fourth round (coding round) I did very ...
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No contract for a month

In my country is a very common situation for technology companies to require a "training period" for their new recently graduated employees, in the company I am in this one lasts for 9 months (though ...
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What company will do, if I send their offer letter to another company [closed]

I got offer from company A with 100% hike of current salary. I got second offer from company B with 50% hike of current salary. During salary negotiation with company B, I have sent the company A ...
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I'm experiencing hand pain that forces me to take frequent breaks. How can I explain this to my coworkers?

I'm a software engineer and was recently involved in a motorcycle accident that has my right hand in a bit of a mess. One of the injuries in particular is causing a lot of pain - an unhealing broken ...
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Senior employee thinking about perspectives/career

I run a small software company. We have a pretty small development team which is in charge of developing a web/mobile app. Each developer works mostly independent from each other, as they work on ...
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Working for free vs Improving skills for a PhD wanting to go into Industry [closed]

TL;DR: As an under-qualified software engineer in Australia that came from overseas, should I offer to work for free or should I keep working on my skills before applying for a paid job after PhD? ...
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How to get coworkers to apply common solutions

We work in small teams on a few apps that all rely on one central API, which is also developed in-house. The team working on this API is composed entirely of senior developers. With every rollout of ...
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what determines salary in a software company [closed]

Is it true that the price of software sold directly correlates with the salaries of IT employees (Mainly tech and sales)?
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Faux pas during/after signing job offer

I've been working as a programmer at Company A while applying to others, and I recently got a job offer from Company B. The B position is a large company and a huge jump for me, and I feel fortunate ...
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As a programmer, would working remote full time hurt my career growth if I want to go back to office environment?

I was wondering how working remote could potentially hurt my career growth as a software developer. I found many good lessons from this discussion thread: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15994294 ...